Cooked in a steamer, these cabbage-encased shrimp rolls become a lighter take on Chinese takeout. The low-fat bites are flavored with scallions, chile, and garlic, and are served with a tangy citrus dipping sauce.
For our homemade Asian wraps, everyone fills warmed tortillas with a drizzle of store-bought hoisin sauce and some sweet-spicy shredded pork. We used regular flour tortillas, but the whole-wheat variety works well, too; figure about two wraps per person. Take care not to overcook the moo shu filling.
The secret to this Chinese version of beef stew, brought to us by Martha's friend Lily Mei, is to cook the meat three times. It's first boiled, then sauteed in a hot wok, and finally simmered until tender.
In this Chinese soup recipe, an egg is stirred in at the end to form tiny ribbons. For more flavor, add a teaspoon of toasted sesame oil just before serving.Note: Be sure to drain the tofu thoroughly before adding it to the soup so it will soak up the flavor of the broth.